December 10 in LGBTQ History

1924: The state of Illinois issues a charter to a nonprofit corporation named the Society for Human Rights, located in Chicago. It becomes the earliest documented  gay rights organization in the United States.

1971: Nixon Supreme Court Nominee William H. Rehnquist is confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

1989: More than 5,000 activists show up in front of New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral to protest the Catholic Church’s policies on homosexuality and AIDS.

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